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Total Gym 2000 Review

Total Gym 2000 Home Gym

The Total Gym 2000 home gym is a bare-bones home gym ideal for beginners and/or people recovering from injury.

Even though the Total Gym 2000 does not have add-on accessories, it is built with the same quality all Total Gym products possess and endorsed by both Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley.

It’s a great starter gym for those on a tight budget who simply want means to a healthier lifestyle.

Learn more about the Total Gym 2000 home gym, rated 75.1, below…


Model Total Gym 2000

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There are a few different types of Home Gyms. There are weight stack, power rod and body weight.

Max. Weight

Home Gym Max Weight is the maximum amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that can be lifted on the machine.

300 lbs

Home Gym exercises is the number of exercises you can do on the machine.


The seat on a Home Gym can be adjustable, padded, or detached.

User Weight

Home Gym User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

250 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this Home Gym will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

Length: 90"
Width: 19"
Height: 43"
Workout Area

Home Gym Workout Area is the amount of space needed to use the Home Gym (Length x Width)

90” x 19” (L x W)

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do leg workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has abdominal workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do arm curls or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do pulldown workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do rows or not.


Many Home Gyms have optional accessories you can purchase separately.

'Start It Up' Workout DVD

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime

Rating: 75.1%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 75.1/100. Bare essential home gym does not offer any add-on accessories, but is useful for those who just want to purchase a trainer and workout immediately.

– Basic Bodyweight home gym with essentials
– Smooth operation of gravity based resistance
– 40+ different exercises available
– Glideboard seat adds comfort to home gym
– Curls/Pulldowns/Rows available
– ‘Start It Up” DVD gets you on the right path

– Very few extra features, accessories
– Bulky unit takes up a lot of space (250 lbs)
– A few customer complaints about difficulty installing trainer


The Total Gym 2000 home gym has a 300 pound weight capacity that relies on gravity based resistance training.

The philosophy behind gravity based resistance is utilizing gravity to lift a percentage of your body weight.

As you become more comfortable with strength training, adjust the incline to take full advantage of conditioning all areas of your body including upper body, lower body, abs and cardiovascular muscles.

Therefore, a complete body workout is guaranteed.

Home Gym Workout

The Total Gym 2000 home gym includes Total Gym’s easy Start It Up DVD.

If you are just beginning strength training, learning how to effectively use your home gym can be daunting.

With this in mind, the Start It Up DVD coaches you through basic exercises propelling you on your way to reaching your fitness goals.

Over 40 exercises are included with the Total Gym 2000 ensuring your workout covers all the bases.

Home Gym Features

The Total Gym 2000 home gym utilizes a basic glide board and cable pulley system.

Since all Total Gym products are designed with smooth gliding motion, the Total Gym 2000 provides back support as well as being kind to joints.

The Total Gym 2000 is also packaged with some handy accessories like the Pull Up Bar, Press Bar, Retractable Dip Bar and Leg Pulley System.

Users with limited space especially like the idea that the Total Gym 2000 folds for easy storage under a bed, against a wall or in a corner. Please note that while the trainer does fold it is easy not the most compact piece of exercise equipment on the market.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Total Gym 2000 features a lifetime guarantee on frame as well as a 30-day trial period.

For customer service, call 1-800-501-4621.


Whether your goal is to sculpt your abs, reduce body fat, burn calories or use for rehabilitation, the Total Gym 2000 home gym is capable and willing, though not the flashiest home gym by far.

Still not sure? Compare the home gym to the Total Gym 3000.